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== National nature reserves in England ==
  
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National nature reserves in England are designated by Natural England as key places for wildlife and natural features in England. They were established to protect the most significant areas of habitat and of geological formations. NNRs are managed on behalf of the nation, many by Natural England themselves, but also by non-governmental organisations, including the members of The Wildlife Trusts partnership, the National Trust, and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.
  
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There are over 224 NNRs in England covering over 800 square kilometres (310 sq mi) and practically every kind of landscape. Often they contain rare species or nationally important species of plants, insects, butterflies, birds, mammals etc. {{W|National nature reserves in England}}
  
 
== Resources ==
 
== Resources ==
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*[http://www.countrysidesurvey.org.uk/ Countryside Survey], 2007
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*[https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/environment-agency Environment Agency], information from GOV.UK. Non-departmental public body, sponsored by the United Kingdom government's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), with responsibilities relating to the protection and enhancement of the environment in England {{W|Environment Agency}}
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*How to include wildlife in Neighbourhood Plans, [https://www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/discover/planning/strategic-planning/neighbourhood-plans/how-to-include-wildlife-in-neighbourhood-plans sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk]
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*[https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/natural-england Natural England], information from GOV.UK. Non-departmental public body of the UK government responsible for ensuring that England's natural environment, including its land, flora and fauna, freshwater and marine environments, geology and soils, are protected and improved. It also has a responsibility to help people enjoy, understand and access the natural environment. {{W|Natural England}}
 
*[http://www.wildaboutgardens.org.uk/ Wild About Gardens]
 
*[http://www.wildaboutgardens.org.uk/ Wild About Gardens]
  
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[http://magic.defra.gov.uk/ Magic], geographic information about the natural environment from across government.
 
[http://magic.defra.gov.uk/ Magic], geographic information about the natural environment from across government.
  
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=== Research ===
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Centre for Ecology and Hydrology {{W|Centre for Ecology and Hydrology}}, United Kingdom's Centre of Excellence for integrated research in hydrology, terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems and their interaction with the atmosphere.
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== Events ==
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'''2015'''
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September 26 - October 4, Red Squirrel Week [http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/go-nuts The Wildlife Trusts]
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== News and comment ==
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The Nature Reserve Built Through Facebook, Jul/Aug <ref>[http://www.resurgence.org/magazine/article4671-the-nature-reserve-built-through-facebook.html resurgence.org]</ref>
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How conservation is saving Britain's red squirrels, September 25 <ref>[http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150924-how-conservation-is-saving-our-red-squirrels BBC Earth]</ref>
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
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*[[Ethical consumerism UK]]
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*[[Food UK]]
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*[[Open spaces UK]]
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*[[Trees, woodland and forest UK]]
  
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
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*[http://www.arguk.org/ Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the UK]
 
*[http://www.animalaid.org.uk Animal Aid], animal rights organisation. The group campaigns peacefully against all forms of animal abuse - including the consumption of animals as food and their use for medical research - and promotes a cruelty-free lifestyle. It also investigates and exposes animal cruelty. {{W|Animal Aid}}
 
*[http://www.animalaid.org.uk Animal Aid], animal rights organisation. The group campaigns peacefully against all forms of animal abuse - including the consumption of animals as food and their use for medical research - and promotes a cruelty-free lifestyle. It also investigates and exposes animal cruelty. {{W|Animal Aid}}
 
*[http://www.bats.org.uk/ Bat Conservation Trust] {{W|Bat Conservation Trust}}
 
*[http://www.bats.org.uk/ Bat Conservation Trust] {{W|Bat Conservation Trust}}
 
*[http://www.bto.org/ British Trust for Ornithology] {{W|British Trust for Ornithology}}
 
*[http://www.bto.org/ British Trust for Ornithology] {{W|British Trust for Ornithology}}
 
*[https://www.buglife.org.uk/ Buglife], British based nature conservation charity headquartered in Cambridgeshire, England with additional offices in [[Scotland]] and [[South West England]]. Its aim is to prevent invertebrate extinctions and to maintain sustainable populations of invertebrates in the United Kingdom. {{W|Buglife – The Invertebrate Conservation Trust}}
 
*[https://www.buglife.org.uk/ Buglife], British based nature conservation charity headquartered in Cambridgeshire, England with additional offices in [[Scotland]] and [[South West England]]. Its aim is to prevent invertebrate extinctions and to maintain sustainable populations of invertebrates in the United Kingdom. {{W|Buglife – The Invertebrate Conservation Trust}}
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*[http://bumblebeeconservation.org/ Bumblebee Conservation Trust], organisation that makes efforts to conserve bumblebees and their habitat. {{W|Bumblebee Conservation Trust}}
 
*[http://butterfly-conservation.org/ Butterfly Conservation] {{W|Butterfly Conservation}}
 
*[http://butterfly-conservation.org/ Butterfly Conservation] {{W|Butterfly Conservation}}
 
*[http://www.tcv.org.uk/ The Conservation Volunteers], organisation that works to facilitate environmental conservation through practical tasks undertaken by volunteers {{W|The Conservation Volunteers}}
 
*[http://www.tcv.org.uk/ The Conservation Volunteers], organisation that works to facilitate environmental conservation through practical tasks undertaken by volunteers {{W|The Conservation Volunteers}}
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*[http://www.freshwaterhabitats.org.uk/ Freshwater Habitats Trust]
 
*[http://www.freshwaterhabitats.org.uk/ Freshwater Habitats Trust]
 
*[http://wildflower.co.uk/ Landlife]
 
*[http://wildflower.co.uk/ Landlife]
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* [http://sketchmap.co.uk/?lat=52.190462024407985&lon=-1.1285798088226295&zoom=8&custom=Google%20map&layers=Biospheric%20reserves,Local%20nature%20reserves,National%20nature%20reserves%20(NNRs),Ramsar%20sites,Special%20areas%20of%20conservation%20(SAC),Biogenetic%20reserves&basemap=Google%20map Interactive map of designations in England] from sketchmap.co.uk, including National Nature Reserves boundaries (select 'Nature Reserves' in UK map layers)
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*[https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-nature-reserves-in-england England's National Nature Reserves by region]
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*[http://www.orchardnetwork.org.uk/ Orchard Network]
 
*[http://www.plantlife.org.uk/ Plantlife], wild plant conservation charity {{W|Plantlife}}
 
*[http://www.plantlife.org.uk/ Plantlife], wild plant conservation charity {{W|Plantlife}}
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*[http://www.wcl.org.uk/ Wildlife and Countryside Link] brings together voluntary organisations in the UK to protect and enhance wildlife, landscape and the marine environment and to further the quiet enjoyment and appreciation of the countryside. Link currently has 40 members who collectively have the help of 170,000 volunteers, employ 9,600 full-time staff, and claim the support of over 8 million people in the UK. {{W|Wildlife and Countryside Link}}
 
*[http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/ The Wildlife Trusts], organisation made up of 47 local Wildlife Trusts in the United Kingdom plus the Isle of Man and Alderney, who, between them, look after around 2,300 nature reserves covering more than 90,000 hectares. As of 2011 they have a combined membership of over 800,000 members. {{W|The Wildlife Trusts}}
 
*[http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/ The Wildlife Trusts], organisation made up of 47 local Wildlife Trusts in the United Kingdom plus the Isle of Man and Alderney, who, between them, look after around 2,300 nature reserves covering more than 90,000 hectares. As of 2011 they have a combined membership of over 800,000 members. {{W|The Wildlife Trusts}}
  
 
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Revision as of 12:18, 31 December 2016

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This article focuses on information specific to the United Kingdom. Please see our Biodiversity page for a topic overview.


National nature reserves in England

National nature reserves in England are designated by Natural England as key places for wildlife and natural features in England. They were established to protect the most significant areas of habitat and of geological formations. NNRs are managed on behalf of the nation, many by Natural England themselves, but also by non-governmental organisations, including the members of The Wildlife Trusts partnership, the National Trust, and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

There are over 224 NNRs in England covering over 800 square kilometres (310 sq mi) and practically every kind of landscape. Often they contain rare species or nationally important species of plants, insects, butterflies, birds, mammals etc. W

Resources

  • Countryside Survey, 2007
  • Environment Agency, information from GOV.UK. Non-departmental public body, sponsored by the United Kingdom government's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), with responsibilities relating to the protection and enhancement of the environment in England W
  • How to include wildlife in Neighbourhood Plans, sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk
  • Natural England, information from GOV.UK. Non-departmental public body of the UK government responsible for ensuring that England's natural environment, including its land, flora and fauna, freshwater and marine environments, geology and soils, are protected and improved. It also has a responsibility to help people enjoy, understand and access the natural environment. W
  • Wild About Gardens

Citizens data initiative

BirdTrack

England biodiversity indicators, National Statistics, GOV.UK

Nature’s Calendar, Woodland Trust site to help see the effects of global warming on Nature’s Calendar

Maps

Magic, geographic information about the natural environment from across government.

Research

Centre for Ecology and Hydrology W, United Kingdom's Centre of Excellence for integrated research in hydrology, terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems and their interaction with the atmosphere.

Events

2015

September 26 - October 4, Red Squirrel Week The Wildlife Trusts

News and comment

2106

The Nature Reserve Built Through Facebook, Jul/Aug [1]

2015

How conservation is saving Britain's red squirrels, September 25 [2]

See also


External links


References

This page includes Creative Commons Licensed content from the Sustainable community action wiki on Wikia.
The list of authors can be seen in the history, link via drop down menu at top left of page.

  1. resurgence.org
  2. BBC Earth


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